Colonel Lynn I. Scheel
Colonel Lynn Scheel is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 220 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Purdue University. The mission of Det 220 is to “inspire, develop, and commission Purdue University cadets as United States Air Force officers who are ready to lead Airmen and meet our Nation’s security challenges.” Prior to his current assignment, Col Scheel was the Air Force Senior Service Representative and Faculty Instructor at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Colonel Scheel received his commission as an ROTC distinguished graduate from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., in 1989. He was a distinguished graduate from undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz., in 1991 and graduated F-16 training at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1992.
During a career that includes four overseas assignments and six combat deployments, he has served as an F-16 instructor pilot and flight examiner, flight commander, F-16 squadron and wing weapons officer, operations officer, fighter squadron commander, strategy division chief, and vice wing commander. Colonel Scheel is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. He is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours, including more than 500 combat hours over Iraq, Bosnia, and Serbia.
1989 Bachelor of Science degree, Purdue University, Ind.
1997 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Top Flyer Award, Weapons Instructor Course, Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2002 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
20009 Air Force Senior Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1. April 1990 – June 1991, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. July 1991 – August 1991, student, AT-38 fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. September 1991 – November 1992, F-16 student, 61st and 62nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida.
4. December 1992 – Jun 1996, F-16 pilot/flight lead, 69th and 307th Fighter Squadrons, Moody AFB, Ga.
5. July 1996 – July 1997, F-16 instructor, flight examiner, chief of standardization and evaluation, 80th Fighter Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
6. August 1997 – September 1997, student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. October 1997 – June 1999, F-16 instructor, flight examiner, flight commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
8. July 1999 – December 1999, student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. January 2000 – July 2001, weapons officer, 510th Fighter Squadron and 31st Operational Support Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy.
10. August 2001 – June 2002, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 2002 – July 2003, student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. August 2003 – Dec 2004, warfare division chief, Air Force Doctrine Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. January 2005 – May 2005, student, F-16 transition and instructor course, 302nd and 309th Fighter Squadrons, Luke AFB, Ariz.
14. June 2005 – May 2006, operations officer, 310th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
15. June 2006 – Apr 2008, commander, 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
16. May 2008 – Jul 2008, deputy commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
17. Aug 2008 – Jul 2009, U.S. Air Force Senior Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
18. Aug 2009 – Jul 2010, strategy division chief, 609th Air and Space Operations Center, Southwest Asia.
19. Aug 2010 – Jun 2012, vice commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska.
20. Jul 2012 – Jul 2017, senior Air Force representative and faculty instructor, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn.
21. Jul 2017 – present, commander, AFROTC Det 220 and professor of aerospace studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Aug 2009 – Aug 2010, chief, strategy division, 609th Air and Space Operations Center, Southwest Asia.
2. Jul 2012 – Jul 2017, senior Air Force representative and faculty instructor, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: Over 2,800 hours, primarily in the F-16
Aircraft flown: F-16, AT-38, T-38, and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant October 27, 1989
First Lieutenant October 27, 1991
Captain October 27, 1993
Major February 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel September 1, 2009